In this mega-episode of the Techqueria podcast, our host Jose Fermoso speaks to experts on the Latinx vote, tech workers volunteering for political campaigns, a reporter digging deep into the gig industry and how it might affect the future of jobs, as well as the Latina U.S. representative who followed her friend Beto O’Rourke into Congress.
The order of guests:
Dean Lisa Garcia Bedolla, the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and the Dean of the Graduate division at UC Berkeley, on the biggest Latinx voting trends nationwide.
Rep. Veronica Escobar, from El Paso, TX, on education, Latinx history, and a potential blue Texas vote.
Lauren Hepler, CalMatters reporter, on CA’s Prop. 22 battle and how it might affect labor in tech.
Nicole Rivera, a political campaign veteran, on why this election is more important for environmental reform than any other.
Paul McLachlan, a Mexican-American engineer, on the importance of volunteering.
Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas, UCLA’s director of research at the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, on economic opportunity, community health, and democracy under a new Biden Presidency or a second Trump one.
UnLearn the World, one the Bay Area’s hottest rappers, talks about the importance of connecting to the social protest language.